The number one question we get, after we are finished explaining what the diet is and why in the world we have chosen to do it, is, "where do you find all of your recipes?" The quick answer is, "Google" but for some reason that does not satisfy folks interested in trying out our way of eating. I thought I'd share some of our favorite resources, as well as a few tips that will help you turn every meal into one any cave lady would be proud of.
|My breakfast this morning!|
Paleo WAFFLES?!? with coconut butter and pure maple syrup.
- Banana Almond Pancakes
- Chicken Fajitas With Guacamole
- Fruited Chicken Thighs
- Chicken Yam and Chard Soup
- "Spaghetti" (this site is what inspired my first experience with spaghetti squash)
- Cacao Nib Pork Chops With Butternut Squash and Spinach
Obviously Pinterest is an amazing resource for anything ever. I simply type "Paleo" into the search box and come up with all kinds of great recipes. Here is a link to my Paleo board.
While googling, there are so many blogs and websites dedicated to the diet that it is hard not to find good things to make. Here are some more great resources, as well as links to our favorite recipe from each one:
- PaleOMG - top favorite from hers is pecan crusted tilapia. Though we pair it with this mango salsa, instead of her blood orange salsa and put it all on top of a bed of baby arugula.
- Against All Grain - Her Paleo sandwich bread is getting rave reviews and we can't wait to try it!
- Paleo Parents - we love their stuffed peppers.
- Nom Nom Paleo - Delicious crock pot chicken and gravy FTW!!
- Paleo Pot - Crock pot pulled pork and collard greens.
- Caveman Strong - I made something from here recently that we loved, but I can't remember what it was at the moment...
- Paleo Spirit - Chocolate Cake! No explanation necessary...
- Cavewoman Cafe - Paleo Popsicles for those hot summer days.
A few tips I have for making any standard meal Paleo friendly are:
- Substitute your typical grains with a veggie equivalent. Spaghetti squash for spaghetti, or cauliflower for rice for instance.
- Use honey or maple syrup for sugar. Sweetness is sweetness, especially if you pair it with cocoa (and a few other ingredients) and make chocolatey deliciousness!
- Explore different kinds of Paleo friendly "flours." Our favorites are coconut flour and almond meal.
- If all else fails, keep it simple (this is what we do when dining out).
As you might see, there are plenty of dinner options out there. We make enough every night for all three of us to have leftovers for lunch the next day. I think the two big problems that people run into after being on the Paleo diet for a few weeks is that they seem to become bored of their breakfast, snack and dessert options. Just yesterday, while perusing Pinterest to spice up next week's meal plan, I discovered two blog posts that gave me a ton of new ideas and should keep us satisfied in these categories for a while:
|This is where those waffles from above came from.|
We also recently purchased our dehydrator which has broadened our snack horizon. We use it for our weekly batch of kale chips now. I am excited to make some banana chips, apple chips and my own fruit leather!
|Fresh sweet potato chips. YUM!|
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And now, I shall leave you with a scene of serenity.
|Sure is different from watching the sunset from our old backyard!|